Independent carers supports self employed carer workers to get out there working with clients on their own terms with guidance and a framework to conduct the job professionally.
The idea for Independent Carers came from our recognition of the growing need for care and alternative services. In a society where families are separated by geography and traditional networks of support don’t exist we wanted to put people in touch with each other.
We are passionate about raising the profile of the caring profession and passionate about providing better care for those that need it.
Therefore we are providing a platform for self employed Carers to …
- be appropriately rewarded for their valuable work
- provide tools and guidance to be a self-employed carer
- give clients the choice and put them control of their care
- create a ‘go to’ site for both parties
- provide information for both parties to make it work
- highlight opportunities e.g. training, insurance, other providers
- appeal to those who are very capable and professional but can’t afford to do it on the minimum wage
Why we are here
We want to give the support and opportunity, to those who are dedicated to providing care. We want them to have the ability to become independent, so they can manage their career in care to suit their needs and the needs of those they care for.
From our experience, we know there is a need for helping independent care workers have direct access to those in need of care.
We recognise that some who want care, need an easy way to find and contact carers who are able to work directly with them, due to their individual needs and care requirements.
We are aware that there are people out there who are already providing care for friends, neighbours and contacts in an informal capacity. There are those who have been unpaid carers for loved ones and may now find themselves in a position to find paid work, using their skills.
This platform can provide the opportunity to manage care in partnership with people in need.
What do we do?
For Self employed Care Workers……
We provide a platform for carers to present your profile to potential clients, to show your experience, skills, qualifications and expertise.
We will provide ’10 steps to become an Self Employed Carer’ giving you information and guidance to help you become an independent carer.
We provide a network of like minded people to support you in your work
See our Services for Care Workers
- To have control over your career in care and enjoy the benefits of Independent Carers advertise your service here.
For those in need of care……
We put those who need care we provide access to independent care workers who want to provide a service, be flexible, earn a decent wage and have a direct, consistent relationships with those they care for.
You will be able to outline your care needs to potential carers and agree mutually beneficial arrangements.
You will be able to contact the carers when you register on our site. You can then screen the experience of the carers in your area, to best fit your needs. We provide guidance to help identify the best carer for you.
If you do not wish to interview potential carers, for a fee, Independent Carers will interview the selected carers on your behalf and provide a report for the client to make the final decision.
We also partner with an Independent Social worker and care brokers who can provide this service and are signposted on the site.
If you are looking for care, register here, so we can help you to find an independent carer to suit your needs.
What about safety?
We have thought long and hard about this, we do not want vulnerable people to be in danger.
We have provided information and guidance to ensure the right matches.
The responsibility will rest with the person who is engaging a self-employed carer to be vigilant and make all the checks necessary to ensure the carer is appropriate. We have provided a great deal of guidance for the process and a safety guide for information.
We are unable to verify or check enhanced DBS certificates at this time, but we are working hard to change this for all self employed care workers. read the full story here, #onamission